RE: Iridium flares magnified?

From: Randy John (
Date: Wed Jun 27 2012 - 21:21:44 UTC

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    I looked at a pretty bright flare through my 18 inch.  It was bright -
    but I can still see.
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    Subject: Iridium flares magnified?
    Has anyone watched Iridium flares at moderate magnification, say,
    60-100x tracking with a telescope? Given that this is something like 90%
    specular reflection of sunlight, does anyone have any thoughts on the
    risks to the observer's eyes? 
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